and a perfect day it was... at least for dye pots. the cloudy 70F didn't do much for those pathetic sun-starved veg plants in my garden, but was great for heating up dye pots in my studio. and a pleasant surprise... those jars of dye solutions which have been sitting on the counter for about 1 year... turns out the time and exposure to a range of temps has not affected them. adding some boiling water to the jars diluted those that had gotten thick and concentrated. well, except for the Jacquard yellow which is a gelatinous mass which does not respond to lots of boiling water and stirring... yuk..
today i was trying out the old dyes for washfastness in preparation for a project i'm doing with Lynne. and lo and behold... they seem just fine. no dye wash-out. happy!
hoping those mohair locks get dry really quickly! i want to spin those lovelies!
the St. John's wort on the bank looks gorgeous, so of course i just had to preserve it with a photo! it's such a lovely contrast of deep dark green leaves with those brilliant yellow blossoms scattered about.
|and then there's this that i lifted from the interwebs!|